(Closed) Do you refuse to eat at certain restaurants for ridiculous reasons?

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I won’t eat at Red Lobster because I don’t believe their food is fresh.  How can you have fresh seafood if you’re not next to the ocean????  Which is ridiculous because obviously good restaurants ALSO have fresh food delivered on a regular basis…

 

Though I wouldn’t eat at a Red Lobster regardless.  Nor more chains.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Hahah I may win this one. One of my favourite restaurants in town recently made a new rule that each person could only have one take out container for their food. These containers are tiny!! And I can’t eat much in one sitting. So I was annoyed that I wasn’t allowed to bring both my rice and noodles home since they wouldn’t give me a separate container for the rice. I barely said anything besides asking if i could pay for a seperate container, being denied, and then commenting on how silly of a rule it is, but I haven’t been back since. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@iarebridezilla:  i wont eat at the local applebees or hardees (carls jr), because there is a girl that works there that is insane, drives me nuts and is a major stalker. 0.0

i also wont eat at chick fil a because of their stance on gay rights…yeah i’m one of ‘those’ people. haha

 

Post # 7
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2687 posts
Sugar bee

I don’t eat at Cracker Barrel because the puzzles they put on the tables frustrate me.  For some reason, I’m just really bad at those puzzles.  I hang my head in shame.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@peachacid:  I live about an hour from the ocean. We have the best authentic sushi restaurant in my city. Always fresh. The chef makes the trip daily to the fish market every morning before he opens the doors. Some restaurants make the effort.

But I get that maybe Red Lobster may not be as diligent. Especially sea food restaurants in the middle of the United States, not remotely near an ocean!

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I won’t eat at a restaurant in our town because one time I listened to the owner completely rip apart a 16 year old girl at Starbucks for not ‘stirring fast enough’. He called her ‘uneducated’ and said ‘this is what you get for minimum wage’. After he started making sexist comments I told him that if his coffee wasn’t good enough there was another Starbucks down the road. 

I belive that anyone who treats another human being that way will treat their employees just as bad. So i’ve started a boycott because the owners a complete jerk. 

Don’t judge me for my stubborn behavior. lol. 

 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

@bleusteel:  Once in a blue moon I’ll get down to one peg and it is the BEST feeling

I won’t go to an all you can eat buffet. DH always wants to get all you can eat sushi and I refuse. I don’t see how there cannot be parasites. There’s also a half price sushi place near our house that he comments on pretty much everytime we drive by. SUSHI SHOULD NOT GO ON SALE.

Did anyone hear about the TGIFridays in NJ serving rubbing alcohol instead of liquor? Yeah, not eating at a Fridays ever again.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@iarebridezilla:  I boycotted a certain Subway location because they were super cheap on my toppings once… like 7 years ago lol. When I asked for a bit more, the guy gave me ONE more slice of cucumber. I was like WTF?

I never go to Red Lobster because the two times I was there back when I was a kid in the 90s weren’t so good. Maybe something has changed in the last 20 years, though?!

We generally stick to our favorite/regular restaurants. If it ain’t broke…

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@iarebridezilla:  Most of the reasons I won’t eat at certain places is because of a previous bad experience, no matter how trivial.

Buffalo Wild Wings: They served DH a lettuce with a beastly piece of lettuce that wasn’t cut up at all.  Seriously I even took a pic of it:

Subway: BAD food poisoning once.

Red Lobster: Served me a salad with FROZEN hard lettuce.

Tons of local restaurants that no one would ever know of if I mentioned their names are on the no-go list because of terrible service and bad food/menu choices.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I won’t eat at Chick Fil A because they donate money to anti-gay groups. 

I won’t eat at Shoneys because I saw a 20/20 special on it when I was a kid about some location that had all these health code violations.

I won’t eat at Hardys because I went to one once on a road trip and saw a guy in the back drop fries then scoop them up and put them in the fryer (yes– we left immediately). 

I won’t eat meat at any of the lower priced fast food places (mcDs, burger king, taco bell, etc) because I saw this mockumentary a few years ago about food processing plants and this guy got his leg ground off by a meat grinder and they still made burgers out of it. (Which I realize PROBABLY doesn’t happen. But it grossed me out enough I basically stopped eating fast food… so that’s a good thing over all! lol)

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i won’t eat at taco bell because a guy i dated a long time ago said they put ground up meal worms in their meat. i’m sure it’s not true but anytime i think of taco bell, that’s what i think of.

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